Letters New care after surgery

How new is new?

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39199.453831.3A (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:916
  1. Wolfgang Schwenk, professor of surgery
  1. Department of General, Vascular, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Charité University Medicine Berlin Campus Mitte, D-10117 Berlin, Germany
  1. wolfgang.schwenk{at}charite.de

    I was very excited when I read the headline “New approach to surgical care aims to improve recovery.”1 Like many surgeons I have been interested in improving recovery of patients after elective surgery for quite a while. However, the only thing new I was able to find in this “new approach” was a new …

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